Market Overview

Futures

  • Live Cattle Up The Limit

    2015 Feb 26, 1:08pm Futures, Commodities, Markets

    Live cattle futures are trading up the daily limit of 3.00 on Thursday. April Live Cattle was up 3.00 at 149.85. June Live Cattle is trading at 142.82, up 2.77. Market talk about the futures discount to cash markets has been supportive. Trading has been firm and choppy most of the session.

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  • Lean Hogs Sharply Lower

    2015 Feb 26, 1:08pm Futures, Commodities, Markets

    April Hogs are trading at 67.22, down 2.10. June Hogs are trading at 81.62, down 2.35. Market talk that slaughter is going to be reduced has sparked selling. Traders are concerned with too much pork around. The professionals want to see slaughter stay steady because the amount of hogs ready for...

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  • Wheat Moves Up

    2015 Feb 26, 12:14pm Futures, Commodities, Markets

    U.S. Wheat Futures have regained early losses and moved higher on the day. May Chicago Wheat is trading at 498, up 3/4. July Chicago wheat is trading at 501. Kansas City Wheat is trading lower at 538 1/4, down 2 cents. Trading has been choppy and active.

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  • U.S. Dollar Broadly Higher

    2015 Feb 26, 12:13pm Futures, Forex, Markets

    The U.S. dollar is trading broadly higher Thursday. The March Dollar Index is up 0.812 at 95.20. Market talk about Friday's economic data is making the rounds. Market chatter that the second estimate for U.S. Q4 GDP slight decline to 2.1 percent vs. 2.6 percent is expected. There is market talk...

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  • Soybeans Higher, Wheat Moves Lower

    2015 Feb 26, 11:19am Futures, Commodities, Markets

    Soybean futures are trading higher on Thursday. May Soybeans is at 1017 1/4, up 6 1/4 cents. May Soymeal is trading at 340.0. May Soybean Oil is trading higher at 32.03, up 0.11. Wheat Futures are trading lower. May Chicago Wheat is trading at 490 1/2, down 6 cents. July Chicago wheat is trading at...

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  • Live Cattle Sharply Higher

    2015 Feb 26, 11:15am Futures, Commodities, Markets

    Live cattle futures are trading sharply higher Thursday. April Live Cattle is at 149.00, up 2.15. June Live Cattle is at 141.75, up 2.12. Market talk about the futures discount to the cash markets has been supportive on Thursday.

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  • Cocoa Moves Higher, Cotton Little Changed

    2015 Feb 26, 11:15am Futures, Commodities, Markets

    NY May Cocoa has moved higher, erasing early in the session losses. May Cocoa is at 2964, up 2. Cocoa futures trading has been fairly choppy. May NY Cotton is trading a little higher at 65.72, up 0.17.

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  • Coffee Lower, Sugar Higher

    2015 Feb 26, 11:14am Futures, Commodities, Markets

    May Coffee is trading at 1.4145, down 1.95 at mid-session on Thursday. Coffee has been weak; dollar strength has added some selling pressure after a steady start to trading on Thursday. May Sugar is trading higher at 13.90, up 0.11. Trading has been steady to firm most of the day.

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  • GBP/USD Moves Lower

    2015 Feb 26, 9:58am Futures, Forex, Markets

    The British pound has moved lower, selling is now active and general selling is occurring. The GBP/USD pair is at 1.5423, down 0.0105. Trading has been brisk and choppy. Market talk about the U.S. economy and next week's U.S. unemployment data is on the table.

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  • U.S. Dollar Higher

    2015 Feb 26, 9:57am Futures, Forex, Markets

    The March Dollar Index is trading higher at 95.03, up 0.81. Sellers are seen near 95.42. Trading was weak early on during in Asia and Europe. Those losses have been erased. Market talk about better U.S. data and chatter about of comments made U.S. Fed members has brought dollar buyers back into the...

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  • USD/JPY Higher

    2015 Feb 26, 9:36am Futures, Forex, Markets

    USD/JPY is trading at 119.16, up 0.34. Trading has been choppy and range-bound. General dollar strength has been supportive. The AUD/USD is trading at 0.7842, down 0.0040 and trading near the lows of the session.

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  • Live Cattle Higher

    2015 Feb 26, 9:29am Futures, Commodities, Markets

    Beef prices were higher by $2.28 at mid-session to $246.52 on Wednesday. Live cattle futures are trading higher early Thursday morning. April Live Cattle is trading at 147.60 and June Live Cattle is trading at 140.42. Trading is expected to be choppy. Market talk about weather and its impacts on...

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  • Lean Hogs Lower

    2015 Feb 26, 9:20am Futures, Commodities, Markets

    Early cash markets are steady after Wednesday's move higher as packers were paying up. April Hogs are trading a bit lower. Chatter about a backup of hogs due to weather is making the rounds. April Hogs are trading at 68.60, down 0.72. June Hogs are trading at 83.20, down 0.77.

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  • GBP/USD Lower

    2015 Feb 26, 9:18am Futures, Forex, Markets

    The steady U.K. GDP data encouraged little buying for the pair on Thursday. The British pound is trading lower at 1.5460, down 0.067. Trading has been brisk. Comments about the U.S. economy has taken center stage. The general tone for the U.S. dollar has improved during U.S. trading and market...

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  • AUD/USD Moves Down

    2015 Feb 26, 9:17am Futures, Forex, Markets

    The Australian dollar has moved down Thursday. Trading has been choppy most of the session. The AUD/USD is trading at 0.7841, down 0.0041. Chatter about monetary policy and last night's Cap-Ex data continues. Buyers are seen near 0.7991 and sellers near 0.7901. The range of the pair can be wide as...

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